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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, January 5, 2020

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our worship Sunday.

People of Shiloh – 

It is a new year, and 2020 promises to be full of as many promises and great challenges as 2019. My prayer for our year is that we engage deeply in scripture, that we seek the ways of Jesus amidst the turmoil and tumultuous times our world will offer, and that we will seek God’s Holy Spirit in our work as a community of faith.

Last year I challenged our congregation to a new practice, reading a gospel each year. This year I encourage you to read the Gospel of Mark. Mark is the shortest gospel at just 16 chapters. This was the first gospel I read from beginning to end, and my favorite characters are the disciples in this gospel. The disciples in the gospel play the role of being clueless to the revealing truth of what Christ is really doing.

For us as readers the opening lines, quoted from the prophet Isaiah, make it clear. Jesus’ is revealing a love from God that invites people out of an exile, like the people in Isaiah faced, and back to an understanding they can and do live in the love of God each day, in God’s kingdom. Mark makes clear that God will provide enough for each day, and that God will call us from our wilderness into the promise he offers us.  

Join us in reading Mark this year!

Reading Schedule for the Gospel of Mark chapters in 2020

January 1-2                 February 3-4               March 5-6                   April 7-8 

May 9-10                    June 11-12                  July 13-14                  
August 15-16

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler

Our January Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday is FOOD BANK SUNDAY !!!
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Coffee with the Pastor – Sunday at 11:30am
  • Prayer Group –Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Aging Well – Wednesday at 11:30 am- 2:00 pm
  • Faith & Film – Next Sunday at 5:30 pm 

JANUARY WORSHIP – Let It Go: A Series on Forgiveness.  This January we will be exploring what true forgiveness looks like.  Jesus teaches us great ways to understand forgiveness, and it is not as easy as the old line “Forgive and Forget.”  Forgiveness takes practice.  We invite you to join us in learning forgiveness this January.
 
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR – The first Coffee with the Pastor for the year 2020 will be Sunday, at 11:30 am.  This a great chance to learn more about the church.  Join Pastor Tyler in his office for a discussion and coffee.
 
406 YOUTH UNITED MIDDLE SCHOOL – Middle schoolers , grades 6-8, will meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday from 4-5 pm at Shiloh UMC . All meetings unless noted otherwise are at Shiloh UMC from 4-5 pm. We will be including some 5thgraders.  Please talk to Pastor Tyler about any 5th grader who is interested.
 
AGING WELL – Please mark your calendars for the Aging Well presentation on January 8 at 11:30 am.  We will hear from Josh Henderson of North 40 Physical Therapy.  All presentations are interactive, educational, and fun!  Everyone is welcome! RSVPs to the office are appreciated and assist us with our luncheon needs. We have the following programs scheduled:  Staying Engaged, Overcoming Social Isolation (Feb. 12); House of Books Author Event (Mar 11); Organ Donation (April 8); and Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens (May 13). 
 
FAITH AND FILM – Join us on Jan. 12 at 5:30 pm as we watch a movie, have some discussion and see where God appears to us in popular movies. This month we will be watching Blinded by the Light.  In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.  Bring a snack and a friend and join in the discussion after the film.
BOOK REVIEW – Join Shiloh’s Book Review for a discussion on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” written by Kim Michelle Richardson.  This historical fiction book is inspired the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the 1930’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Program.  The book recounts the power of literacy to bring hope and learned tolerance to all. Come and join the discussion on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00 pm.
 
“TWELVE ORDINARY MEN” – by John MacAuthur will be the new Adult Bible Study, starting on Sunday the 12th of January at 9:00 am.  This study dives into what we can learn from and about the Apostles.  The study will run through May 10th.  If you would like to join us, contact the office to order a book.
 
VISTATION MINISTRY – In the past, one of the Visitation Volunteers visited both hospitals every Monday- Friday.  The goal was to provide spiritual support for anyone from Shiloh who happened to be in the hospital.  Many options were available to the patient and/or the family: prayers, anointing, communion and support in general.  These same options continue to be available but a call must be made to the church to notify a member of the Visitation Team to go to the hospital (656-0050).  The Visitation Team has lost several members and currently the team is very small.  PLEASE call.  This is a very important ministry for all involved.
 
FREE STORE NEWS – The Free Store has just completed eight years of ministry to people in our community.  None of this could of happened without the support of the members of EUMC, Grace UMC, Shiloh UMC and Hope UMC as well as others who donate time and/or items.  Every first and third Saturday when the Free Store is open, many volunteers are needed:  those who conduct the church service at 9:30, the nursery attendant, three people who “manage the shoppers” (checking them in, managing the number of shoppers in the shopping area, and checking them out after shopping).  As many as 10 volunteers sort donations to replenish the spots already emptied while also bring empty hangers back to the sorting room.  A couple of men to help shoppers take their bags down the stairs and bring up new donations. The director problem solves when difficulties arise.  New volunteers are always welcomed.  Consider being a part of this powerful ministry.
 
SANDWICH MINISTRY – On the last Friday of every month the Sandwich making committee gets together and makes 200 sandwiches which they then take to the Mission.  After the December 27th the cupboard was bare.  They need peanut butter (plain), jams and sandwich bags. Both peanut butter and sandwich bags are now on sale at COSTCO if you would like to help with this ministry.
 

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Newsletter – January 2020

This January we will be exploring what true forgiveness looks like. Jesus teaches us great ways to understand forgiveness, and it is not as easy as the old line, “Forgive and forget.”
Forgiveness takes practice, and we invite you to join us in learning forgiveness this January.
 
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, December 29, 2019

One service this Sunday, Dec 29 at 10:15am

People of Shiloh, 

On Christmas Eve we heard the words below read in our services as you read them again I invite you to remember who we are as a people of God.

The prophetic leader of Central America, Archbishop Oscar Romero,  wrote about Christmas, not long before he was killed in front of the altar of his church, assassinated because he dared work for justice for the poor.  In a work titled God With Us, he said:

No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor 
The self-sufficient, the proud 
those who, because they have everything, look down on others, 
those who have no need even of God – 
for them there will be no Christmas.    

Only the poor, the hungry,
those who need someone to come on their behalf,    
will have that someone.     
That someone is God,       
Emmanuel, God-with-us.   

Without poverty of spirit, there can be no abundance of God  

As we leave Christmas, and we remember that Christ is born in us each day I invite us to wonder:  What do these words mean to us this coming year?  How do they invite us as Christians to live out our call to follow Christ?  How do we know the poverty that allows God to come be with us?  

Blessings in your ponderings,
Pastor Tyler

 

Our Advent Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
Please have your Church Directory Picture taken Sunday!

Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom

Office Closed – All week from Monday the 30th – Friday the 3rd

Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm

409 Youth United Lock- In – Monday & Tuesday the 30th & 31st
Free Store – Saturday, January 4 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Food Bank Sunday – Sunday, January 5
Coffee with the Pastor – Sunday, January 5 at 11:30 am 

JANUARY WORSHIP – Let It Go: A Series on Forgiveness.  This January we will be exploring what true forgiveness looks like.  Jesus teaches us great ways to understand forgiveness, and it is not as easy as the old line “Forgive and Forget.”  Forgiveness takes practice.  We invite you to join us in learning forgiveness this January.

CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – Today is the last day we will take pictures at the church.  If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather email a landscape format family and/or an individual to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings.church.  Thanks!

406 YOUTH UNITED HIGH SCHOOL LOCK-IN – Lock-in for High School – December 30-31, 2019 at Evangelical UMC from 6:30 pm (Dec 30) – 10:00 am (Dec 31), 345 Broadwater Ave.  Join us for a church sleepover, games, mission and fun.  Parents, we will need some help with food. Please ask Pastor Tyler if you can help out.

406 YOUTH UNITED MIDDLE SCHOOL – Middle schoolers , grades 6-8, will meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday from 4-5 pm at Shiloh UMC . All meetings unless noted otherwise are at Shiloh UMC from 4-5 pm. We will be including some 5th graders.  Please talk to Pastor Tyler about any 5th grader who is interested. 

406 YOUTH UNITED KICKOFF EVENT – January 4 – at Grace UMC at 1935 Avenue B from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  We will have a scavenger hunt, games and getting to know each other.  All middle schoolers are invited.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY – Food Bank Sunday will be January 5.  They need canned fruit and vegetables, dried beans, rice and sauces.  They also really need volunteers. 

COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR – The first Coffee with the Pastor for the 2020 will be on Sunday, January 5 at 11:30 am.   This is a great chance to learn more about the church.  Join Pastor Tyler in his office for a discussion and coffee. 

AGING WELL – Please mark your calendars for the Aging Well presentation on January 8 at 11:30 am.  We will hear from Josh Henderson of North 40 Physical Therapy.  All presentations are interactive, educational, and fun!  Everyone is welcome, so please bring family and friends. RSVPs to the office are appreciated and assist us with our luncheon needs. We have the following programs scheduled:  Staying Engaged, Overcoming Social Isolation (Feb. 12); House of Books Author Event (Mar 11); Organ Donation (April 8); and Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens (May 13). 

FAITH AND FILM – Join us on Jan. 12 at 5:30 pm as we watch a movie, have some discussion and see where God appears to us in popular movies. This month we will be watching Blinded by the Light.  In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.  Bring a snack and a friend and join in the discussion after the film.

BOOK REVIEW – Join Shiloh’s Book Review for a discussion on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” written by Kim Michelle Richardson.  This historical fiction book is inspired the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the 1930’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Program.  The book recounts the power of literacy to bring hope and learned tolerance to all. Come and join the discussion on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00 pm.

“TWELVE ORDINARY MEN” – by John MacAuthur will be the new Adult Bible Study, starting on Sunday the 19th of January at 9:00 am.  This study dives into what we can learn from and about the Apostles.  The study will run through May 17th.  If you would like to join us, contact the office to order a book.

VISTATION MINISTRY – In the past, one of the Visitation Volunteers visited both hospitals every Monday- Friday.  The goal was to provide spiritual support for anyone from Shiloh who happened to be in the hospital.  Many options were available to the patient and/or the family: prayers, anointing, communion and support in general.  These same options continue to be available but a call must be made to the church to notify a member of the Visitation Team to go to the hospital (656-0050).  The Visitation Team has lost several members and currently the team is very small.  PLEASE call.  This is a very important ministry for all involved.


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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, December 22 and Christmas Eve

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our worship Sunday.

People of Shiloh,

I hope you find some time this Christmas season to recognize Christ’s presence in your life.  It is important to remember that this doesn’t have to be a big gesture or take a lot of time.  All that God really asks of us during anytime of our lives is to look for God’s presence in our daily lives.  One moment recognizing God each day can transform our lives by helping us to trust that God is working in our world.

Sunday, December 9, I got the opportunity to serve alongside some of our youth downtown at First UMC. We provided a soup meal, warm clothing, toiletry supplies, and company for whoever needed it.  That was the Sunday it snowed and there were not a lot of people out.  However, for our youth I could see that each individual they served opened their eyes to how God’s kingdom could exist in a hot bowl of soup on a cold night.  

At one point I found myself offering counseling to young man who was on the street that night.  We talked for quite a while, and then he did something that always impresses me, even after nearly a decade of pastoral ministry, he asked me to pray for him.  In that moment of asking for prayer her invited God’s kingdom nearer to him.  He did not know what his next steps were, but he risked that God might step into his life and change who he was.  

Find some time this season, to offer God in a simple thing or in a deep way.  All you need to do is look for where God is asking you to be present in the life of someone right in front of you.  If you can’t find God, join us at worship and we will remind each other where to look. 

Enthusiastic Peace, Pastor Tyler

Our Advent Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday is KIDS COME-AS-YOU-ARE PAGENT!!!
  • Please have your Church Directory Picture taken Sunday!
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Soup making – Sunday after the 8:00 am service.  
  • Christmas Eve Services – Tuesday at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
  • Office Closed –Wednesday 
  • Sandwich Making – December 27, Friday at 12 noon
  • Only ONE church service (10:15 am) on December 29!
  • 406 Youth United High School Lock-in- Monday & Tuesday the 30 & 31st

 
JANUARY WORSHIP – Let it GoA Series on Forgiveness.  This January we will be exploring what true forgiveness looks like.  Jesus teaches us great ways to understand forgiveness, and it is not as easy the old line “Forgive and Forget.”  Forgiveness takes practice,  and we invite you to join us in learning forgiveness this January.
 
CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather email a landscape format family and/or an individual to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings.church.  Thanks!
 
Canceled MEETINGS – CareGivers will not meet on Dec. 24.  The prayer group will not meet on Dec. 24 or 31.  Please call the office if you have any prayers that need to be on the prayer list and we will get the word to the prayer group.
 
CHOIR AND CHIME CHRISTMAS EVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULES – The chime choir will practice at 4:00 pm and the choir will practice at 4:15 pm.
 
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – We invite you to attend one of our candlelight services on Christmas Eve.  There will be one at 5:00 pm and another at 7:00 pm.  We hope you can join us for one these beautiful services.
 
ONE SERVICE (10:15 am)  ON SUNDAY, DEC. 29 – There will only be one service on Sunday, December 29, at 10:15 am and there will be no Children’s Sunday School.
 
406 YOUTH UNITED HIGH SCHOOL LOCK-IN – Lock-in for High School – December 30-31, 2019 at Evangelical UMC from 6:30 pm (Dec 30) – 10:00 am (Dec 31), 345 Broadwater Ave.  Join us for a church sleepover, games, mission and fun.  Parents, we will need some help with food. Please ask Pastor Tyler if you can help out.
 
406 YOUTH UNITED MIDDLE SCHOOL – Middle schoolers, grades 6-8, will meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday from 4-5 pm at Shiloh UMC . All meetings unless noted otherwise are at Shiloh UMC from 4-5 pm. We will be including some 5thgraders.  Please talk to Pastor Tyler about any 5th grader who is interested. 
 
406 YOUTH UNITED KICKOFF EVENT – January 4 – at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  We will have a scavenger hunt, games and getting to know each other.  All middle schoolers are invited.
 
FOOD BANK SUNDAY – Food Bank Sunday will be on January 5.  They need canned fruit and vegetables, dried beans, rice and sauces.  They also really need volunteers. 
 
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR – The first Coffee with the Pastor for the new year will be on Sunday, January 5 at 11:30 am.   This is a great chance to learn more about the church.  Join Pastor Tyler in his office for a discussion and coffee. 
 
AGING WELL – Please mark your calendars for the Aging Well presentation on January 8 at 11:30 am.  We will hear from Josh Henderson of North 40 Physical Therapy.  All presentations are interactive, educational, and fun!  Everyone is welcome, so please bring family and friends. RSVPs to the office are appreciated and assist us with our luncheon needs. We have the following programs scheduled:  Staying Engaged, Overcoming Social Isolation (Feb. 12); House of Books Author Event (Mar 11); Organ Donation (April 8); and Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens (May 13). 
 
FAITH AND FILM – Join us on Jan. 12 at 5:30 pm as we watch a movie, have some discussion and see where God appears to us in popular movies. This month we will be watching Blinded by the Light.  In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.  Bring a snack and a friend and join in the discussion after the film.
 
BOOK REVIEW – Join Shiloh’s Book Review for a discussion on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” written by Kim Michelle Richardson.  This historical fiction book is inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the 1930’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Program.  The book recounts the power of literacy to bring hope and learned tolerance to all. Come and join the discussion on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00 pm.

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Billings, MT 59106
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